At the Lutheran Community Foundation, donors are partners in making a positive difference to transform people's lives every day.  Our goal is to engage our donors in grantmaking through attentive, personalized services and resources that lead to informed and thoughtful giving decisions, so that grants effectively help charities advance their work, and donors experience the joy of giving.

To further this goal, the Foundation expresses a commitment to excellence by formally subscribing to the following Principles for Grantmakers each year and encourages our donors to consider these principles in their giving decisions.

LCF Receives Top Ranking for Sound Fiscal Management

The Lutheran Community Foundation is pleased to announce it has earned Charity Navigator's top rating for sound fiscal management, and commitment to accountability and transparency.


Sharing Blessings and Spreading Christmas Joy

Many have Christmas traditions of baking cookies, decorating the tree, singing carols, and sharing a meal.  As Christians, we may also seek other ways to share blessings over the holidays. 

Philippines Typhoon Haiyan – LCF Donors Respond

LCF donors have recently granted money to a number of disaster relief organizations following a deadly Typhoon, sending grants of more than $65,000.

Ask the LCF Expert

Tom Peterson - Director of Financial Services & Administration

How Can I Learn More About How the LCF Invests My Gifts?


When Church Is Community

Over the years, the Diane and Robert Beuthel have given and received much from Holy Trinity Lutheran.  So when their Thrivent representative, Gregory Jahnke, suggested they give life insurance to support it, they jumped at the chance.

The Joy is Out: $100 Million Granted from Donor Funds

Thanks to the generosity of you, our donors, the LCF has distributed more than $100 million in grants to charities serving our local, national and global community.

Real Joy - 2012 Annual Report

Sometimes being real is as simple as getting the facts straight. It also means taking responsibility. And it’s about being honest, transparent and intentional. We’re talking about stare-it-in-the-face real.

Perpetuating Donor Values - Lois Swenson

Following Lois's death last summer, her friends asked the LCF to help them create a fund dedicated to supporting causes Lois cared for so deeply.

LCF Investment Conference Call - 2012

LCF staff, board and investment advisor Cambridge Associates discuss LCF investment performance and strategies, and ways we can use investment information to guide our charitable decisions. Listen to a recording of the call.

LCF's Executive Director Receives 2012 Outstanding Executive Award

Chris Andersen, LCF President and Executive Director, was recently honored by the Association of Lutheran Development Executives (ALDE) as recipient of its 2012 Outstanding Executive Award. more... |